Posted by: emapey | November 27, 2009

For the Right Grad School, Chose a Great Advisor

Excellent article from Danah Boyd explaining why you need to find a good adviser in Grad School.

So how does this relate to choosing a grad school? First things first, do NOT choose a program based solely on it being “the best.” What’s best in rankings may not be best for you and the last thing you want is to come out of grad school depressed, miserable, and cranky (although many scholars do). You need to find a place that will allow you to explore the questions you’re interested in in a way that works best for you. Success is about taking the available resources and finding the way to make a meaningful intervention while staying sane. Success is about finding the right advisor to help get you through.


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